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  1. Crikey.’obviously appearance doesn’t matter!

    General Motoring Discussion
    What happened here? It’s hideous.
  2. Ordered wrong battery. Does it even matter?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I did some searching around the forum, and it seemed that the Varta E39 car battery had good standing when replacing the OEM battery. Couldn’t fint it anywhere in Norway, so I ordered an Excide AGM battery instead, which fitted the dimensions of the E39. It suddenly occurred to me that...
  3. Tyres 87W or 87V does it matter ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Folks, General tyre question please. I'll need to replace two budget tyres on my Spider 2.0 TS for the MOT in the new year and what was wondering if there's any real practical difference in going for 205/50/R16 87V tyres as opposed to 205/50/R16 87W tyres as currently fitted. I ask the...
  4. Spider brera load rating 94/98 and does it matter

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello I have a 2.4 spider 2.4 and I have 18" tyres with 98 w tyres on. I want a set of 17” but a lot I look at have 94w tyres on, would they cause issues running and insurance wise ? If any thing bad happens Thanks in advance Wainey
  5. Lightweight alloys, just how much does it matter?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi guys. As the title says: Lightweight alloys, just how much does it matter? It should have an impact on both mpg, and performance, but is it noticeable? Cheers :biglaugh:
  6. DPF cored prior to remap tomorrow. Engine check light on. Does this matter?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As the title suggests, I'm getting a remap done tomorrow. I have cored the DPF up to the CAT and the car has an EGR blanking plate. Currently using a fixit San dongle. The check engine light came on afterwards but no limp mode. I am assuming that this will go out with the DPF delete and EGR...
  7. Does a colour of a car really matter?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Interested in people's view on whether they choose a certain car on colour. I've always said that Alfas look great in Rosso, Grey/silver and black. I would never dream of buying a light green version. But I have. Although it's not my favourite colour, I kinda like the rarity. There are very few...
  8. Does it matter if an Alfa saloon isn't beautiful?

    General Alfa Discussion
    A question sort of spurred by this thread: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/south-africa/703714-is-this-the-skunkworks-testing-2.html#post10216433 Which got me thinking. Alfa is under huge pressure to make the Giulia off-the-scale, class-batteringly lovely to look at. I want that, and you want...
  9. As a matter of interest....... intercooler pipes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone with a 147 or 156 JTD 1.9 fitted a set of solid intercooler pipes? I seem to recall (Shrew???) came up with a set but not sure if they went in to any serious form of production. Has anyone else had them made up? How did you get on with them? I ask as a colleague and I were discussing...
  10. They say size doesn't matter.....

    Alfa 164 & 166
    ....but it bloody well does! I'm confuzzled :confused: Having had my 166 for about 2 years now, I no longer look upon it as a big car. I know the trend is for cars to get bigger over the years, and in that respect the 166 is quite dainty compared to many saloons now. But my point is, the 166...
  11. Any advise on this matter

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All please can any one tell me my gear lever has a lot of play in it any idea how to remdy the play.
  12. The value of our cars. The heart of the matter.

    South Africa
    I recently came across a number of threads relating to the value of our cars and felt inspired to write this. I've had more than a dozen Alfas over the years and currently have a 2003 156 GTA. My comments aren't specific to this model but after seeing the “debate” relating to how little you get...
  13. 147 front flexi pipe...does it matter what year?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Took my car into the garage yesterday as I had a strong blowing noise when accelerating. The guy had a look underneath and showed me it was blowing from the front flexi pipe. So he priced a new one up and Andrew Page were saying he could only buy the full cat and new on an Alfa..££££!!! So...
  14. Does it matter MG are owned by the Chinese?

    Poll Room
    As is quite obvious, as well as being a big Alfa fan I'm also a big fan of MG and the new MG6 will go on sale next year. Some people seem upset that MG are now owned by the Chinese, but is this really a problem. After all, Lotus are owned by the Malaysians, Lamborghini and Bugatti by the...
  15. Only a matter of time...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    ..I've been told that when you own the current spider it is a case of 'when' rather than 'if' the hood will let you down. A few weeks ago, just before my last service, it was a sunny day and as it happens with British weather, it became overcast. So I decided that it would be best to put the...
  16. Change speedo - does engine matter?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    yes..thinking about changing to the orange sportspack speedo & rev counter. Now, do I have to get the corresponding TS 2.0 gauges or can I get the 260km/h from a V6? Anybody know 100%? thanks,
  17. Whats the matter with my 156 selespeed?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :confused: Hey guys i'm experiencing some problems on my 2004 156 JTS selespeed, the selespeed warning light keeps on flashing, but the car is changing gears fine upshifting/downshifting (gears 1-5), its just initial warning beeps after i've started the car and selected the 1st gear( its...
  18. Size does matter!!!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Took my 156 in for 4 new tyres yesterday, got a great price by the way, £60 a corner for Pirelli P6000's 205 60 15's :thumbs: After fitting i pulled out of the bay and started to drive away and "CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK" I pull back into the bay and told the fitter. Up it went on the ramp, he had a...
  19. 156 V6 Air Con not working? Does it matter?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    There's a 156 V6 dangerously close to me for sale. The advert says that the owner has spent lots on it, including the expensive cambelt service. It says the Air Con isn't working. Does the 156 V6 have a normal heater and demister as well as Air Con? Will I be able warm myself and demist the...
  20. 156 - Antifreeze - does it matter which one?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Changing the stat this weekend and in e learn it states to use Paraflu 11. Anyone know whether it makes a huge difference as to what antifreeze is used and is Paraflu a brand name or the chemical? Cheers
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